Call For Blood Donation In Scotland

by Medindia Content Team on  April 11, 2006 at 8:32 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Call For Blood Donation In Scotland
Jack Purves was born 13 weeks premature and weighed less than 1lb 6oz. He was so weak that he needed life support to help him breathe. Some timely blood transfusions ensured that he lived and grew stronger. Even his mother Donna Morgan who developed pneumonia and anemia after the very early birth had to be given blood transfusions to recover.

Now the mother and baby are back home and in gratitude to those who helped them, they are launching a campaign to fill the worryingly empty blood stocks in Scotland. The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service acknowledged that blood donations were 25 percent below the safe level. 'It's vitally important to give blood - it saves lives. Jack had to have blood because it helped him to fight infection. As he was trying to grow, he also needed a top-up as a boost to help him,' Ms Morgan said. National donor services manager Dr Moira Carter said that donations would drop off during the Easter period, 'If you've never given blood before, or just haven't given for a while, please go to Edinburgh Blood Donor Centre and give a donation before Easter. It's easy to do, we are open six days a week, and no appointment is needed,

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I was reading the news for the day in which says that blood donations were 25 percent below the safe level. I went today to give blood and the nurse who even did not know where Argentina was situated, told me that because I was born in that country I was not able to give blood. I wonder how they know that my blood could be infected or contaminated without any kind of test. I am very upset and indignant as I felt discriminated. Please I need your advise. Thank you very much for your help.
guest Monday, May 15, 2006
Some good campaigning is reqd. I am sure it will pick up
guest Tuesday, April 11, 2006

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